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  • Volume 23 Issue 1 - Editor and Editorial Committee
    • PubDate: Thu, 11 May 2017 04:09:34 GMT
       
  • Volume 23 Issue 1 - Section 18C, Human Rights, and Media Reform: An
           Institutional Analysis of the 2011-13 Australian Free Speech Debate
    • Abstract: Berg, Chris; Davidson, Sinclair
      The paper examines two Australian freedom-of-speech controversies between 2011 and 2013 - the debate over section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, and the debate over the Gillard Government's print media laws. These controversies featured rhetorical and ideological debate about the limits of free speech and the nature of human rights. The paper applies a 'subjective political economy' framework to these debates in order to trace the effect of increased perceived 'disorder costs' and 'dictatorship costs' of freedomof- speech restrictions. The paper concludes that policy change is driven by exogenous changes in perceived institutional costs. In the case of the Gillard Government's media laws, those costs were borne by the Gillard Government, and one would not expect print media laws to be a major political issue in the absence of a further exogenous shock. In the case of section 18C the revealed dictatorship costs of legislation, which includes the words 'offend' and 'insult', suggest the section 18C controversy will endure.

      PubDate: Thu, 11 May 2017 04:09:34 GMT
       
  • Volume 23 Issue 1 - The optimal size of local government, with special
           reference to New South Wales
    • Abstract: Abelson, Peter
      The paper discusses the major criteria for determining the optimal size of local government, and advances an evidence-based critique of the New South Wales Government's program to reduce the number of local councils.

      PubDate: Thu, 11 May 2017 04:09:34 GMT
       
  • Volume 23 Issue 1 - Reallocating Australia's Scarce Mental Health
           Resources
    • Abstract: Williams, Ruth FG; Doessel, DP
      This paper applies some simple analytical tools from the economists' toolbox to shed some light on a sleeper issue in Australia's mental health sector. The problem is that there are large numbers of people with no diagnosed mental health condition who consume mental health services. imultaneously, there are large numbers of people who have very serious mental health problems who receive no mental health services. This untreated group is often referred to as those with 'unmet need', a much-heard term. We refer to the first group as people with 'met non-need', a term hardly ever heard. Although the solution to the unmet-need problem is the oft-heard call for increased government expenditure, no attention is directed to the wasted expenditure associated with the 'met non-need' group: the met non-need issue is 'the elephant in the room'. We point to an alternative policy response; that is, a reallocation of resources from the met non-need group to the unmet need group. To achieve this, we direct focus upon a structural reform in the processes of supplying mental health services.

      PubDate: Thu, 11 May 2017 04:09:34 GMT
       
  • Volume 23 Issue 1 - China and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement:
           Misfit or missed opportunity?
    • Abstract: Ramasamy, Bala; Yeung, Matthew CH
      If it eventuates the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) will include major economic powerhouses like the US and Japan, but China - the elephant in the room - has been excluded. Our evaluation of how China might fare in the TPP finds that the agreement would be a poor fit at the current stage of China's economic development. Although China would gain both in terms of trade and a reform timetable, some features of this 21st‑century agreement - the assistance given to state-owned enterprises, the standards for labour rights, protection of multinationals against the state and competition laws - would be stumbling blocks in the negotiation process. Thus, being left out of the TPP is no big loss for China.

      PubDate: Thu, 11 May 2017 04:09:34 GMT
       
  • Volume 23 Issue 1 - Real-World Economic Policy: Insights from Leading
           Australian Economists [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Majeed, Omer
      Review(s) of: Real-World Economic Policy: Insights from Leading Australian Economists, edited by Jan Libich.

      PubDate: Thu, 11 May 2017 04:09:34 GMT
       
  • Volume 23 Issue 1 - Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of
           Inequality, The [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Palmer, Michael
      Review(s) of: The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality, by Angus Deaton,

      PubDate: Thu, 11 May 2017 04:09:34 GMT
       
  • Volume 23 Issue 1 - Few Hares to Chase: The Life and Economics of Bill
           Phillips, A [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Cornish, Selwyn
      Review(s) of: A Few Hares to Chase: The Life and Economics of Bill Phillips, by Alan Bollard.

      PubDate: Thu, 11 May 2017 04:09:34 GMT
       
  • Volume 22 Issue 1 - Editor and Editorial Committee
    • PubDate: Fri, 25 Dec 2015 06:12:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 22 Issue 1 - Wider economic impacts in transport infrastructure
           cost-benefit analysis - A bridge too far?
    • Abstract: Dobes, Leo; Leung, Joanne
      Proponents of transport infrastructure have in recent decades sought to augment the estimated benefit of major projects beyond conventional cost-benefit analysis. Improved transport links are claimed to increase Marshallian external economies of scale; to reduce transport costs experienced by imperfectly competitive industries, and so induce them to increase their output; and to increase supply of labour, in response to lower transport costs, and thereby increase GDP and tax receipts. Estimates of the value of these three additional effects have resulted in multipliers and 'uprate factors' that appear to be applied by some government agencies to transport sector benefits calculated using conventional CBA. However, empirical estimates of these effects are likely to be exaggerated.

      PubDate: Fri, 25 Dec 2015 06:12:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 22 Issue 1 - Macroeconomics and the Phillips Curve Myth [Book
           Review]
    • Abstract: Cornish, Selwyn
      Review(s) of: Macroeconomics and the Phillips Curve Myth by James Forder, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014)

      PubDate: Fri, 25 Dec 2015 06:12:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 22 Issue 1 - Whither business history? Memory, message and
           meaning
    • Abstract: Merrett, David
      I started my Bachelor of Economics at Monash University in 1963. My arrival intersected the publications of Noel Butlin's two seminal pioneering works, Australian Domestic Product (1962) and Investment in Australian Economic Development, 1861-1900 (1964). Of course, I had no idea at the time how Noel's work, and the discipline of Australian economic history he created almost single-handedly, would shape my professional life. I was one of the lucky ones who found gainful employment in the burgeoning departments of economic history that sprang up in so many universities. While I never worked at ANU, I met Noel on many occasions. All of us in the field were drawn to Canberra for conferences and seminars, and to use the wonderful collection of records at the Noel Butlin Archives Centre (NBAC).

      PubDate: Fri, 25 Dec 2015 06:12:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 22 Issue 1 - The Australian public's preferences over foreign
           investment in agriculture
    • Abstract: Laurenceson, James; Burke, Paul F; Wei, Edward
      This paper estimates a model of how the Australian public's preferences over foreign investment in agriculture are determined. The results show that the attributes of foreign investment of greatest concern to the public are not the same as those used by the foreign investment approvals regime to flag proposals for scrutiny.

      PubDate: Fri, 25 Dec 2015 06:12:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 22 Issue 1 - The Curtin-Chifley origins of the Australian bank
           deposit guarantee
    • Abstract: Berg, Chris
      In 2008, the Australian government introduced a guarantee of bank deposits. However, in 1945 the Curtin-Chifley government had already introduced what it believed was an explicit bank deposit guarantee. Using archival material, this paper shows how it was understood to be a guarantee by the cabinet, Labor parliamentarians, and the Commonwealth Bank. The guarantee was an important yet almost entirely forgotten part of the Curtin-Chifley government's social reform program. This paper uncovers the origins of the perception of a deposit guarantee in this forgotten 1945 debate, the attempts by policymakers and the Commonwealth Bank to roll back those perceptions in subsequent decades, and the Rudd government's reversion to an explicit guarantee scheme in 2008.

      PubDate: Fri, 25 Dec 2015 06:12:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 22 Issue 1 - Australia and the zero lower bound on interest rates:
           Some monetary policy options
    • Abstract: Trott, Declan
      This paper argues that Australia needs a contingency plan for monetary policy when interest rates hit zero, and considers various options. Level targeting appears undesirable as a long-run policy due to the lack of an appropriate target variable - prices, wages and nominal GDP all being unsuitable - but may be useful as a temporary expedient. Other possibilities include a higher inflation target and temporary exchange rate targeting.

      PubDate: Fri, 25 Dec 2015 06:12:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 21 Issue 1 - Editor and Editorial Committee
    • PubDate: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:51:02 GMT
       
  • Volume 21 Issue 1 - Capital in the twenty-first century: A critique of
           Thomas Piketty's political economy
    • Abstract: Potter, Michael
      Capital in the Twenty-First Century, by French economist Thomas Piketty, is a book that has come out at the right time for public intellectuals, who are taken with its story of high and growing inequality, the damage done, and the need for punitive taxes to remedy this damage. Paul Krugman (2014) declares: 'Piketty has written a truly superb book This is a book that will change both the way we think about society and the way we do economics.' While there have been many other books and articles written recently about inequality (for example, Stiglitz 2013 and Wilkinson and Pickett 2009) Piketty's book stands out in terms of the focus it has received and the sales made (See VanderMey 2014 for a detailed discussion of the success of the book).

      PubDate: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:51:02 GMT
       
  • Volume 21 Issue 1 - Is academic economics withering in Australia?
    • Abstract: Lodewijks, John; Stokes, Tony
      Departments of economics in Australia have not fared well recently. Many have been closed, merged or relocated, their staff made redundant while economics degrees and majors have been eliminated. This article tries to understand why academic economics appears to be withering in this country, or at least increasingly concentrated in Group of Eight (Go8) universities, and what if anything can still be done to preserve what is left.

      PubDate: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:51:02 GMT
       
  • Volume 21 Issue 1 - Reflecting on the growth of Indigenous self-employment
    • Abstract: Hunter, Boyd
      Indigenous self-employment has increased substantially in the last two decades. Government organisations and programs that finance and support the success of Indigenous business provide one explanation for this trend. However, private-sector initiatives also have a role to play. Self-employment is a heterogeneous statistical category that conflates employers with other self-employed who do not employ other workers. Furthermore, it does not take into account the legal status of the business that the owner-manager operates within. Nevertheless, the recent growth in self-employment means that there are enough Indigenous ownermanagers in Australia that future analysis can meaningfully disaggregate census data to gain greater insights into Indigenous business.

      PubDate: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:51:02 GMT
       
  • Volume 21 Issue 1 - The plain truth about plain packaging: An econometric
           analysis of the Australian 2011 tobacco plain packaging Act
    • Abstract: Davidson, Sinclair; de Silva, Ashton
      From December 2012 standardised packaging for tobacco products - known as 'plain packaging' - has been mandatory in Australia. This paper evaluates the preliminary evidence - in the form of ABS household expenditure on tobacco data - to establish whether the policy has been successful. Despite our econometric efforts, the data refused to yield any indication this policy has been successful; there is no empirical evidence to support the notion that the plain packaging policy has resulted in lower household expenditure on tobacco than there otherwise would have been. There is some faint evidence to suggest, ceteris paribus, household expenditure on tobacco increased.

      PubDate: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:51:02 GMT
       
  • Volume 21 Issue 1 - Paying the penalty? The high price of penalty rates in
           Australian restaurants
    • Abstract: Lewis, Phil
      As a result of decisions by numerous state and federal commissions and tribunals, most recently the Fair Work Commission, penalty rates have become an important influence on the labour market in Australia. The paper investigates how relevant are the myriad penalty rates to today's social mores and the modern service-based economy. What are the consequences of penalty rates for employment, productivity, profitability and consumer welfare? What would be the impact of their removal? A number of data sources are analysed in the context of the economics of labour markets to answer these questions. The restaurant, caf and catering industry is used as a specific example to illustrate the effects of penalty rates.

      PubDate: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:51:02 GMT
       
  • Volume 21 Issue 1 - Douglas Copland. Scholar, Economist, Diplomat [Book
           Review]
    • Abstract: Cornish, Selwyn
      Review(s) of: Douglas Copland. Scholar, Economist, Diplomat by Marjorie Harper

      PubDate: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:51:02 GMT
       
  • Volume 20 Issue 2 - A final word
    • PubDate: Sat, 11 Jan 2014 07:06:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 20 Issue 2 - A Rejoinder to Biggar
    • Abstract: Ergas, Henry
      PubDate: Sat, 11 Jan 2014 07:06:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 20 Issue 2 - "Why Johnny Can't Regulate": A Reply to Ergas
    • Abstract: Biggar, Daryl
      PubDate: Sat, 11 Jan 2014 07:06:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 20 Issue 2 - The Power to Tax, 33 years later
    • Abstract: Pincus, Jonathan
      The basic puzzle about the power to tax is how to limit the capacity of government to exploit taxpayers, while at the same time not overly hampering the government in going about its useful activities. Standard economics fondly believes that it is giving advice to benevolent despots as to how to collect a given target of tax revenue at the least possible harm to the size of the economic pie. The Constitutional Political Economy approach of Geoff Brennan and Jim Buchanan showed that that very same advice is exactly what the non-benevolent government wants to hear in its efforts to maximise tax revenue. Brennan and Buchanan were concerned about excessive exploitation of taxpayers in the large; standard economics is concerned with second-order small triangles of economic inefficiency; government is concerned about the size of first-order revenue rectangles: and so should we be.

      PubDate: Sat, 11 Jan 2014 07:06:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 20 Issue 2 - A critique of the productivity commission's
           cost-benefit analysis in the 'disability care and support' report
    • Abstract: Harrison, Mark
      In its 2011 NDIS report, the Productivity Commission rationalises its policy recommendation by means of a cost-benefit analysis, claiming that 'the benefits of the [National Disability Insurance] scheme would significantly outweigh the costs'. But methodology the PC adopts departs from conventional cost-benefit analysis in ways that understates costs, presumes the benefits, muddies policy comparisons, and jumbles equity and efficiency issues. These problems are traceable to the Commission's use of a 'distributional weights approach' to equity benefits. The 'basic needs approach' is an alternative way of dealing with equity considerations that better captures the underlying preferences of citizens and the rationale for disability care and support policies.

      PubDate: Sat, 11 Jan 2014 07:06:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 20 Issue 2 - Is policy too important to be left to empiricists'
           Lessons of the 2012 Nobel Prize in economics
    • Abstract: Cornes, Richard; Rodrigues-Neto, Jose A
      Fifty years ago, a paper entitled 'College Admissions and the Stability of Marriage' was published in a somewhat obscure journal, the American Mathematical Monthly (currently a 'B' journal, according to the Australian Business Deans Council). The research program and policy developments that have flowed from that abstract and apparently slight seven-page paper recently led to the award of the 2012 Nobel Prize for Economics to one of its authors, Lloyd Shapley. (Shapley's co-author, David Gale, died in 2008.) Shapley shared the Nobel Prize 'for the theory of stable allocations and the practice of market design' with US economist Alvin Roth, who has been responsible for much of the applied work that has built on Gale and Shapley's insights. The history of the path leading from the abstract Gale/Shapley insights to the design of resource allocation mechanisms in 2012 is a fascinating and instructive one for many reasons. This article tries to give the reader an idea of what this literature is about, and of the many ways in which Matching Theory has led to real improvements in the design of operational resource-allocation mechanisms.

      PubDate: Sat, 11 Jan 2014 07:06:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 20 Issue 2 - Stimulating savings: An analysis of cash handouts in
           Australia and the United States
    • Abstract: Davidson, Sinclair; de Silva, Ashton
      At the onset of the Global Financial Crisis governments around the world implemented fiscal stimulus packages. A key component of many of these packages was aimed at stimulating consumer spending. In Australia and the United States, for example, households received one-off cash payments. We assess the changes in the macroeconomic levels of consumption and savings of both countries coinciding with the timing of the household bonuses using an econometric time series method known as seemingly unrelated time-series equations. The results suggest that the one-off cash bonuses did not stimulate consumption. On the contrary, the evidence suggests savings was stimulated.

      PubDate: Sat, 11 Jan 2014 07:06:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 20 Issue 2 - Fabricating invention: The patent malfunction of
           Australian Patent Law
    • Abstract: Moir, Hazel VJ
      Despite advice to parliament that patents are granted only for 'a significant advance over what was known and what was available to the public' the evidence shows this is not the standard used. The actual standard is a scintilla a marginal difference from what is known. The consequence of such a low standard is that thousands of patents are granted for things that contribute no public benefit. Such trivial patents can impede genuinely inventive companies.

      PubDate: Sat, 11 Jan 2014 07:06:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 20 Issue 2 - Excellence in research for Australia: An audit of the
           applied economics rankings
    • Abstract: Davidson, Sinclair
      The Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Report attempts to quantify the quality of research undertaken in Australian universities in the field of 'Applied Economics'. The paper shows it is difficult to reconcile the ERA rankings with the underlying data drawn from the Scopus database. Since the ERA rankings cannot be replicated, and since the ERA process is non-transparent, its rankings should be treated with some caution.

      PubDate: Sat, 11 Jan 2014 07:06:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 20 Issue 2 - Editor and editorial committee
    • PubDate: Sat, 11 Jan 2014 07:06:13 GMT
       
 
 
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